TechWorks Marine kicks off new ESA contract as part of Incubed programme

TechWorks Marine  has been awarded a contract through the ESA InCubed program to develop an innovative coastal monitoring solution – CoastEO Coastal Ocean Assessment using Earth Observation. The project kicked off in January 2020 with a duration of 18 months. Today, more than ever, regulatory agencies, commercial companies and government departments need robust, reliable and secure water quality data.

Our valuable coastal zones harbour biologically diverse ecosystems and rich fishing/aquaculture resources. But coastal zones also hold important socio-cultural values and harbour a diverse range of industries, which provide significant economic productivity. A keen scientific understanding of the physical, chemical and biological drivers and processes in coastal environments is vital for identifying, monitoring and assessing environmental change and the associated impacts on all coastal systems. Today, more than ever, regulatory agencies, commercial companies and government departments need robust, reliable and secure water quality data.

Advances in sensor technology and the explosion of EO data in recent years offers a unique opportunity to develop cost-effective disruptive technologies and greatly advance our understanding of the coastal environment.

TechWorks Marine’s robust and portable MiniBuoy is perfect for measuring water quality parameters (e.g. turbidity/Temperature/Chl-a) in both coastal and freshwater environments. The MiniBuoy has been developed to deploy up to 3 different sensors simultaneously. As part of CoastEO, MiniBuoys equipped with a suite of low-cost sensors will deployed at key locations, evaluated against existing high-cost technology and used to validate satellite EO data. The aim of CoastEO is to develop an easy to deploy system which provides lower cost high quality in-situ data and reliable large scale EO data products. This provides a cost effective means of monitoring your area of water over time, reduces your need to conduct labour intensive sampling and allows you to view live water quality data via a friendly secure web portal.

In partnership with ESA’s Phi-Lab, TechWorks Marine strive to develop an innovative and accessible solution to water monitoring quality in dynamic environments. The service will be developed under ESA’s Investing in Industrial Innovation (InCubed) programme, which specifically supports innovative commercial activities related to Earth Observation.

Memories of better weather 🌦️

A member of our Field Team after completing a long day of water sampling in the Boyne Estuary recently. @TechWorksMarine are proud to be working with @EPAIreland to help monitor the condition of Ireland's coastal water bodies.

Friendly faces found earlier at the @WindEnergyIRL stand at #RUKGOW24

TechWorks Marine are Member’s of WEI, who support our company’s activities in the wind energy sector at every step.

We're back for round two #RUKGOW24 💪

Are you confident in the data that your 𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙧𝙚 supply chain is based on? If you see room for improvement, or have future projects, speak to Ireland's leading in-situ, model, and satellite #Metocean data, research, and innovation team!

Our Head of Research, Robert Conway-Kenny, is attending Global Offshore Wind 2024 #RUKGOW24 in Manchester this week to talk about all things #Metocean, including our #DataBuoys, our data portal CoastEye, and our #Modelling and #Satellite capabilities!

Thanks @DeptEnterprise for inviting us today to: Bridging Irish and Scottish Perspectives in Offshore Wind event, with Ministers @peterburkefg, @daracalleary and @EamonRyan, and Scotland’s Minister @GillianMSP. @Marineireland @WindEnergyIRL @MarineIrlNet @Entirl

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We're all set up for #WindTech24 - you can't miss us!

Come and talk to our COO Sinead McGlynn and Head of Research Robert Conway-Kenny about your metocean data requirements - whether satellite or ground-based!

We’re at #WindTech24 today hoping to capture a true and accurate picture of what satellite data is currently being used in the Wind Energy sector (onshore and offshore). @ESA_EO wants to know too! 🛰️🌬️

Our stand is located at the most important part of any event - the coffee!